It’s already December! A good time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. It’s been a great year for the Job Application Academy, and we have ambitious plans for 2014.

30 blog posts read 18,000 times by readers from 145 countries

About a year ago we published an article on our plans to share job application tips on our website. Our aim was to share practical tips gained from our experience as recruiters to help you find and land your dream job. Clearly these tips resonated with you and other job seekers around the world.

In one year we shared more than 30 blog posts with job application tips. These blog posts were visited almost 18,000 times by readers from 145 countries. We also see that more and more people are referring to our tips, which is great.

The 10 most popular blog posts of 2013

Below you can find our 10 most popular blog posts in 2013, based on the number of unique views per blog post:

10. 5 Salary negotiation tips to start your new job on the right foot

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In this article we shared 5 tips on realistic and successful salary negotiations so that you can be truly satisfied in your new position.

9. How to choose and use job boards for your job search

Many candidates rely on job sites when looking for a new job. But there are many job sites, and no two are alike. That’s why this article gave an overview of important job and career sites in Belgium, and also discussed the use of these sites in your search for a new job.

8. Your LinkedIn profile is NOT just your online resume

This article was the first in our series on using LinkedIn before and during your job application procedure(s). We included tips on using LinkedIn to build your profile, expand your network and find your dream job.

7. How to set your LinkedIn privacy settings for maximum visibility

This article was the fourth and final article in our mini-series on LinkedIn. We explained how you can increase your visibility, findability and chance of success by means of your LinkedIn Privacy settings.

6. Inge Geerdens on Job Applications and Recruitment in 2013

This article featured an interesting conversation with Inge Geerdens, CEO of CVWarehouse and thought leader in the field of entrepreneurship and recruitment. The ideal person to tell you more about job applications and recruitment in 2013!

5. Complete your LinkedIn profile and get more opportunities through LinkedIn

Applicants with a completed LinkedIn profile are 40 (!) times more likely to get offers via LinkedIn. That’s why this article shared tips on completing your LinkedIn profile effectively.

4. What (not) to do while waiting for a job interview

What do you do just before a job interview? Do you stay seated, do you look out the window, quickly check your emails on your smartphone? In this article we shared tips to help you through the waiting time before the interview… and to help you make a good first impression.

3. How to define your dream job in 3 easy steps

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In this article we explained how to define your dream job easily, according to your interests and talents and the needs of the market.

2 . Want a job interview? Leave a compelling voicemail message!

As good as your resume, your cover letter, your reputation and your written communications might be, good telephone skills are essential to your quest for a new job! That’s why this article shared some tips on leaving a professional voice message that will encourage recruiters to contact you (again).

1. 10 Tips for verbal and nonverbal communication in job interviews

In this article we gave you tips to support your job interview with strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Job application tips remain popular

We note that several of our blog posts are still being read daily, long after their publication date. Furthermore, the popularity of some blog posts is still on the rise, gaining more readers every day.

Other blog posts (such as those on Michael Jordan and Jay-Z) are clearly popular, but too recent to reach the top 10 for 2013. These blog posts are also being read by more and more people.

Job application tips and career tips in 2014

Due to the success of our job application tips this year, we have decided to continue sharing tips in 2014, but we will no longer limit ourselves to the job application process. We would also like to share more general career tips with you.


Our job tips and career tips are only useful if you find them useful! So now we want to ask you:

What do you want to read in 2014?

Which of our blog posts from 2013 did you find interesting and/or which type of blog posts would you like to read in 2014? Are there specific questions or topics on which you would like more information? We would like to hear from you.


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